Casa Blu is above and to the right of Casa Terra, and is reached by a separate path and a short set of stairs from the main garden. The stairs reach a spacious, sheltered patio covered by a bamboo canopy which looks down the hillside to the nature reserve and the sea. The patio has a long concrete bench built into the wall next to glass patio doors which open directly onto the main bedroom, a wash basin and shelf, and folding chairs and a table provided for dining outside.
At the other end of the patio is a landing and the front door, which opens onto the broad L shape of the living room, the dining area, and the kitchen. The tiled floor and window frames are a distinctive light Tuscan blue, a color palette which is echoed throughout the apartment in various pieces of furniture, decor, and small hand painted details and fittings. Along the living room’s long front wall are two large windows facing west overlooking the countryside and the sea, two comfortable double sofas and a lounge chair, a bureau by the door, an office space and shelves in a corner by one of the windows, a large antique wooden cabinet, and the dining table with seating for 6. The functional and spacious kitchen area is separated from the dining table by a short serving counter, and has a long polished stone counter along one wall that holds the oven, the four point gas cooker, a double sink, a washing machine, the refrigerator and a microwave. Against the opposite wall is a long low kitchen cabinet and shelf, and at the far end of the kitchen is a store room with a large built in pantry and shelves.
A short corridor exits the kitchen to the right, and has a linen cabinet built into one wall, with doors to the second bedroom and the bathroom on either side, before taking a few steps down to the main bedroom. The second bedroom is to the right and overlooks the patio from a window at the end of one wall. The room has a single bed, a retractable double sofa bed, a bedside table, a antique chest of drawers under the window, and a large blue handpainted wooden wardrobe. The bathroom is to the left, and has a toilet and bidet, a basin and mirror, an inbuilt set of shelves, and a full size bath.
The main bedroom is at the bottom of steps at the end of the corridor, and has large full length glass doors opening directly back onto the patio at the front of the property. The room consists of a large king size double bed, two bedside tables, an antique clothes cabinet, a reclining chair, and a large wooden wardrobe set again the back wall next to the door to the ensuite bathroom. This contains a toilet and bidet, a basin and mirror and toiletry cabinet, and a full size bath.
The house was wonderful! It is a real gem; perfectly situated and very thoughtfully appointed.
Perfect for a relaxing and truly Italian holiday. Well equipped, tastefully decorated, bright and clean, and amazing views.
Siamo stati benissimo! La casa è veramente confortevole e carina. Ben arredata, ben attrezzata, e posizione comodissima.
Wonderful stay! Albertina and her lovely Capalbio home are just as described.